A federal judge in Chicago ruled this week that a lawsuit brought by female Ford employees over sexual misconduct at two Chicago plants cannot proceed as a class-action suit. The lawsuit, filed in by more than 30 women, accuses the company of not doing enough to ensure a safe and equitable work environment. But Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. The plaintiffs can still sue as individuals.
Dell EMC to Pay Millions in Back Wages Due to Alleged Gender Discrimination
EMC Corp. Two women filed a lawsuit against the IT giant in , alleging discrimination and harassment. On Monday, a judge for the U. District Court in Northern Illinois will hear arguments about whether to allow other women who worked in sales at EMC from to to join the suit, according to the Journal.
The [EMC] sales team regards itself as an elite force But some former EMC saleswomen say the company's sales culture has a less attractive side: a macho, frat-boy atmosphere that can be intimidating and, at times, discriminatory to women. In interviews, 17 former saleswomen and men who left between and this year described what they said were locker-room antics, company-paid visits to strip clubs, demeaning sexual remarks or retaliation against women who complained about the atmosphere.
Diversity 40 Demographic Characteristics of the U. More than six lawsuits have been filed against the company, which have stemmed two class action lawsuits and 30 affidavits filed. These affidavits include claims of male employees displaying behavior that inflicted sexual harassment and discrimination upon the female employees.